(And it doesn't take any focus away from the games that night. That's important to MLB.)
He's been with Memphis, recovering, and doing his throwing program.
Montero they dig at third base and see him as a fit for that position and that he can handle it at the speed of the majors. Nunez is so young, he's still determining what position he's playing -- and that he will grow into. He has good traits for third base, but he's got to grow too and they'll see how his body adjusts, how his body-type fits, etc. for that position long term. Gorman is getting a real test of his ability at third at Palm Beach. True arm. Working to improve the rest of the skills needed at the position.
Infinite sarcastic responses on Twitter.
He does not. He was designated for assignment awhile back and outrighted to the Triple-A roster in their organization already. So they have done that process for the Cardinals and this is a minor-league transaction. He obviously would have to be added if they decide to promote him to the majors.
Gorman > Nunez > Montero when it comes to the upside of the bat, and that could eventually evolve into Nunez > Gorman > Montero. That's a good way to look at it.
It's behind the counter at Central Perk.
That is their preference, at last check, yes.
He's a lefty. Can he pitch?
I worry that it's me. Maybe I bring out the negative in people.
First is first, and first in the NL Central comes with a berth in the division series. And then all bets are off when it comes to a short series. They're first today. They may not be Wednesday. They may be again Thursday. Doesn't matter. The Cardinals said their goal is to win the division. Seems like you should expect that from them -- and to make that happen they do need to be in first place at some point in time before the season ends.
Sorry had to take a phone call here.
Absolutely. And every team has issues with injuries and timeframes, and 28 other teams over-value their prospects, and on and on.
Candidly, I can. But let me see if I can pin down if the Mets' can. One second.
The Cardinals are going through this discussion today. He was set to at least stay through this evening with Springfield. A return for the Cubs series was not a guarantee as of Sunday. They want to see production and health.
I had officials with two different teams suggest Tuesday would see the action really start to kick in with some of the larger names moving, or clarity on whether they'd move at all. Monday was the start of the deals they said -- and we've seen that -- with heavy traffic on Tuesday. "It could be a real busy day," said one.
OK. But fairness does have it's place in the conversation.
I don't think it was that calculated. Looked totally emotional. Plus, he could have turned heel then in the interview, and didn't. He had the chance.